Puerto Rico’s Health System Continues To Struggle 2 Months After Hurricane Maria, Especially In Rural Areas
Wall Street Journal: Two Months After Maria, Puerto Rico’s Health System Struggles to Meet Needs
“…Two months after Hurricane Maria tore across the island, Puerto Rico’s health care system is still struggling. Storm damage and power outages remain problems especially in rural areas where access is still difficult, say medical volunteers and relief workers who have worked on the U.S. territory in recent weeks. … Most Puerto Rican hospitals have regained power, though the island’s grid remains shaky and generators still keep one in five hospitals running, according to recent Federal Emergency Management Agency data. Seventeen hospitals lacked phone service, FEMA said…” (Evans/Campo-Flores, 11/19).
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